"There was also talk of cracking down on embellishment, which has become a popular topic again during the playoffs."
I was reading this whole article and I think this an important thing for the NHL and the players to address. Retired players who played in the league before the lockout and earlier would be disgusted by how much it has become a part of the game. Penalties are NOT there to give the the advantage of a powerplay, they are there to act as a deterrent for bad behavior or unfair play. Hockey is not soccer, it's suppose to rival football in how much toughness and spirit is needed to play the game. Yes, the issue is touchy because it puts more judgement calls into the hands of a referee, however, this is the job of a referee. They are there to make sure the integrity and fairness of the game remain. It's their job to make judgement calls. Embellishment encourages slacking off. The idea of drawing a penalty stems from a player outworking or outsmarting an opponent. It needs to stop and referees need to understand that this issue is changing the way the game is played.
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Below I will leave this, NHL Execs on embellishment
Edited by RizzMB30, 13 June 2014 - 04:22 AM.